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Oct 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
their respects to slain ambassador chris stevens. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 17, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. the second presidential debate of campaign 2012 turned out to be a contentious political prize fight. after his passive performance in the first meeting, a clearly fired up president obama pressed the attack against mitt romney. but romney did not back down and the sparks flew. the candidates argued about everything from the economy to foreign affairs as the president worked to make up ground lost following their first meeting. randall pinkston is at the de/* debate site. >> reporter: the "new york times" headline this morning basically sums up what happened last night, rivals bring bare fists to rematch. from beginning to end the candidates clashed on almost everything and somehow managed to answer a few questions from the town hall audience. president obama and mitt romney wasted little time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question and how much -- >> you w
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just himself, but the entire staff there. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. and it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> reporter: pressure from where? >> higher headquarters at state department. >> reporter: over six months leading up to the attack on ambassador stevens, woods says the security situation in libya deteriorated. there were 13 threats or attacks in tripoli and benghazi. wood says ambassador stevens and his staff made the case for tightened security in e-mails and diplomatic cables, but one by one, lost three state department security teams, their only airplane and eventually woods' squad, too. did ambassador stevens or the regional security officer fight losing another team? >> yes. >> reporter: do you feel like there was a disconnect between what you saw on the
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
efforts to rescue chris stevens from a safe-haven inside the building. elizabeth palmer in libya filed this report from inside the benghazi consulate. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11th used heavy weapons there's few signs. over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed four americans. inside post-it notes cling to the blackened wall left behind by fbi investigators who finally made it to this crime seen for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins but investigators will be looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy sealed security gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double locked from the inside. probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them ambassador chris stevens. the space includes the ambassador's own bedroom. it was set up to be a s
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place.
Oct 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the evidence. four americans died in the benghazi attack, including ambassador christopher stevens. one said an islamist militant group that claimed responsibility plays into republican claims that the administration knew it was a terrorist attack, even though it was saying the attack appeared to be tied to a protest. yesterday, secretary of state, hillary clinton, said a facebook posting is not conclusive proof. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence and i think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for sometime to be. >> a tune easeian man was arrested. his lawyer says he was innocent. >>> the united states backed a four-day truce in syria but that doesn't mean fighting will stop. the u.n. arab league proposed the cease-fire beginning tomorrow. the syrian government say they haven't signed on. >>> coming up on the morning news, on a thursday morning, the student debt crisis. millions of young americans face an uncertain future amid mountains of debt from college loans thichlts t loans. this is the cbs morning news. trail. this
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
since the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. u.s. special forces provided security for yesterday's investigation. >>> late last night united nations security council unanimously approved a statement condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border town. five civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors. >>> if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and reinstalled. american cancelled 50 flights yesterday and 44 more today. >>> cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crunching jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook users. ashley morrison is here. >> reporter: asian markets edged up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. nikkei rose half a percent while the hang seng ad
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
in libya. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. the white house initially said the violence was related to a protest but later admitted it was an al qaeda linked terrorist attack. yesterday lindsey graham charged the administration people didn't want to know al qaeda remains a threat. >>> either they are misleading the american people incredibly incompetent, there was no way with anybody looking at all that five days after the attack it was based on a riot that never occurred. to say that you're either very incompetent or misleading. >> ambassador father's said he doesn't want his son's death to become a campaign issue. he said the security issue has to be objectively examined. >>> the 14-year-old pakistani girl shot by the taliban has been moved to england for medical treatment. the next few days are critical for malala yousufzai. she was shot in the head by the taliban nearly a week ago for promoting girls education and criticizing the militant group. pakistani doctors say she needs more surgery and rehabilitation. >> funeral services will be held tomorrow for
Oct 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
. 20 people fired shots explosions heard. ambassador stevens and four chief of mission personnel are in the compound safe-haven. at 4:54 less than an hour later another alert the firing in benghazi has stopped. a response team is on site attempting to locate mission personnel. then at 6:07 state sent out another alert saying the embassy in tripoli said the islamic military group ansar al sharia has called for an attack on embassy tripoli. it's a part of the ongoing political debate whether the administration attempted to mislead in saying the assault was an outburst of a protest rather than a planned attack by terrorists. 14 hours after the attack, president obama sat down with steve croft for a previously scheduled interview and he said he didn't believe it was due to mob violence. >> you're right that this is not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in egypt. and my suspicion is that there are be folks involved in this who are looking to target americans from the start. >> the white house and state department declined comment on the e-mail alert. the white hou
Oct 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
is facing criticism that left ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans dead. david martin reports. >> reporter: two and a half hours after the attack began a drone was diverted to the consulate in benghazi. that plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later were the only military forces sent to the scene of the attack. commandos were dispatched from europe to sigonella, sicily. by the time they got there the attack in benghazi was over. leon panetta defended the response saying the situation on the ground was too confusing. >> you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place. >> reporter: he said senior officers including general carter hamm and general martin dempsey all opposed military intervention. >> general hamm, general dempsey and i felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation. >> the attack occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. >> did you have forces on any heightened alert in that area because of the approaching annivers
Oct 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
to the deadly attack. the september 11 attack in benghazi killed ambassador chris stevens along with three other americans, and in the weeks since then, the administration has struggled to present a clear picture of what happened. last night in peru, hillary clinton sought to take the mounting pressure off the white house. >> nobody wants to get answers more than i do. >> clinton was asked to address remarks made by u.n. ambassador susan rice in which rice said the attack was not preplanned but rather an offshoot of a protest of an anti-muslim video. >> she got the same information that everyone got. i think she very clearly said here's what we know now. but this is going to change. >> in an interview with cnn, clinton tried to further distance the white house from the attacks, saying "i'm in charge of the state department 60-thousand plus people all over the world. the president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions about security." that statement seems to confirm a statement made by vice president joe biden during his debate with paul ryan last week. >> we w
Oct 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
chris stevens. she will talk about his legacy. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm vinita nair. have a great day. ,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> hi, good morning. it's thursday, october 18. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now just about 4:30. now here's lawrence with a check on the weather. >> yeah. weather looking good around the bay area. yesterday sunshine all the way to the coastline. today, what a day it's going to be. another hot one inland. warm
Oct 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
attack including ambassador christopher stevens. one e-mail said an islamist militant group claimed for the attack on facebook and twitter which played into the administration's claims that they knew it was a terrorist attack. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton said a facebook posting is not conclusive proof. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidce. and i think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be. >> a tunisian man with alleged ties to the attack was arrested in turkey earlier. he's been returned to tunisia facing terrorism charges. >>> the united nations security council backed a four day truce in syria but that doesn't mean the fighting will stop. the u.n. arab league envoy to syria proposed the four day holiday cease-fire. the syrian government said it hasn't signed on and rebel commanders called the proposal irrelevant. >>> a new study says the cost of a college education continues to rise. the average price for a four year public university including room and board is almost $18,000. for
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